You see him around Oxford a few times. You smile. He looks at you awkwardly, gives you a stiff nod and later sends you a “You up?” message on Grindr at 2am. You down a can of G&T, dowse yourself in Febreze and head over to his place.
Never in my 19 years on planet Earth have I come across as great a drama queen as Catullus. One minute he’s head over heels in love, the next minute he’s shouting ‘she belong to the streets,’ and the next he’s begging her for affection.
As if 2020 couldn’t feel more like a prolonged fever dream, the Dutch government has advised single people to find “sex buddies” as part of their “intelligent” lockdown.
Sasha Mills talks us through the shitshow that is working through the five stages of a lockdown break up.
It can be far too easy to switch off and forget about current affairs under lockdown, especially if, like me, you live in a small town far from all the action. There is so much going on right…
With so many of these services out there, we decided to ask some questions of our own so that you can decide whether OxMatch is a match for you.
I’m drawn towards the sincerity of the handwritten sentiment, be that loving or loathing, and the fragility of the material article, its capacity to be lost and found in life’s flotsam and jetsam, rather than the text which loiters in cyberspace.
Date Tonight Cafe is an online dating service, specifically for lockdown. You sign up, answer a few questions, and get sent a Zoom link to click on at a specific time. Unlike RAG Blind Date, you can’t Facebook stalk the person in advance so, naturally, I assumed (as any reasonable person would) that I would Read More…
Talking to soft bois about their love of Tame Impala and the demons that they’re running from no longer seems strange but worryingly normal.
Virtual dates may not have the same level of intimacy as physical ones, but they are still a unique and effective way of connecting, experiencing the world, and even feeling romantic together – be that via multi- or single-player games, or on streaming services.